RVSKCTRL: The Future Is Dark, but It Sounds Good

Artists like nothing better than paint another gloomy picture of our dystopian future. But not all of them manage to do so with needed elegance and grace. Luckily, our today’s heroes and the winners of the Best Electronic Song of March 2019 Tournament — RVSKCTRL — are quite an exception. This dark bass and future… Continue reading RVSKCTRL: The Future Is Dark, but It Sounds Good

ExZac Change and Matisse are Here to Make You Feel Good

We all have our struggles and the need to share them once in a while. Musicians are no different. Some of them try to create awareness about environmental problems or mental health. Some of them sing of broken hearts. Some of them are ready to lead a revolution with every track. ExZac Change and Matisse… Continue reading ExZac Change and Matisse are Here to Make You Feel Good

All You Want to Know About Synthwave: Part 1

Synthwave has become one of the fastest-growing genres of non-mainstream electronic music in recent years. I’ve been fascinated and delighted to watch the growth of the #synthfam community on Twitter as I’ve interviewed synthwave artists. I invited people from the #synthfam to respond to questions of what people are enjoying about synthwave music and the… Continue reading All You Want to Know About Synthwave: Part 1

MacReady: Romantic Utopia or Moral Collapse of Society?

Johnny C. and Justin S. are the two members of the American synthwave band MacReady. They create music that reflects a duality of world views. On the one hand, their music has “reverb-soaked” tracks about the utopia of “the joy of holding your best girl’s hand in the rain” and on the other — tracks… Continue reading MacReady: Romantic Utopia or Moral Collapse of Society?